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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Catch & Cook Comp. Pics and Winner!  (Read 277 times)

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ONE FOR THE BOOKS... (and apparently magazines... as I just learned Edible Monterey is doing an article on the event to help build momentum for next year's comp).

I am excited to report that we had over 100 spectators, 38 competitors, lots of $$ raised for Save Our Shores and 37 pounds of trash picked up at the beach clean up (and fantastic family prizes for top 3 people to pick up most trash like a $150 certificate to 7D steakhouse paired with a $120 cert for Big Sur Adventures). We had prize packages (like an $1800 fishing kayak, $150 Shun Knife, $100 Kalletka Clothing certificate and custom magnetic knife block trophy for first place winner) for the top 5 highest scored plates, 1 prize package for biggest fish including a metal lingcod custom trophy from Jack Kim, and one for heaviest limit of purple urchins.

Huan "Solo" Le came in first place images (in album below) #340-345 - Canh Chua (sweet and sour fish soup) with Cá Kho Tộ (clay pot caramel braised fish).

Huge thank you to the judges for their time: Chef Thomas Snyder of Seventh & Dolores, Chef Danny Abbruzzese of the Portola Hotel & Spa and Chef Colin Moody of The Club at Pasadera. Thank you also for everyone that competed, volunteered, helped organize, helped solicit donations (like Matt Mattison connecting me with some businesses and people), and encouraged the event! Thank you to Monterey Bay Kayaks for hosting the event and Bamboo Reef for being the main sponsor.

It was a huge success and we look forward to next year.

HERE IS THE LINK to the album so you can see the fun!
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

There's definitely a fish under THIS rock....

Eric, Pacific Grove
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DOTY 2018 - 3rd place. Bring the Ling 2018 - 1st place (=P). Catch & Cook Competition Founder


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Looks and sounds like a great event, Eric.  Nice work!   :smt001
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The food looks amazing and thanks for sharing  :smt007
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Delicious looking event, well done!

Thanks for sharing that. I need more time to do more traveling and events.
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Delicious looking event, well done!

Thanks for sharing that. I need more time to do more traveling and events.

So many fun NCKA events, it's easy to understand why you're limited!
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

There's definitely a fish under THIS rock....

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I'd say I really need to step up my game; but first I need to actually develop a game.
That all looks amazing.
I bet next year will be at least twice as big.
Congrats to the winners and props to those who were there.
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Excellent job Eric!  :smt007

Good to see all your hard work pay off.  :smt001

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Excellent job Eric!  :smt007

Good to see all your hard work pay off.  :smt001

We missed you and the boys out there! Next year!
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

There's definitely a fish under THIS rock....

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Bummed I was outta town—but I’m stoked to hear it was so successful and fun!
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Bummed I was outta town—but I’m stoked to hear it was so successful and fun!

We missed ya too, Pat! I was pleasantly surprised when TW (Tim) brought his family down just to hang out and watch. It was fun catching up with him since I hadn't seen him since AOTY awards at Barryesa.
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

There's definitely a fish under THIS rock....

Eric, Pacific Grove
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DOTY 2018 - 3rd place. Bring the Ling 2018 - 1st place (=P). Catch & Cook Competition Founder